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Infineon deny their iPhone 3G chipset to blame for reception woes

Infineon deny their iPhone 3G chipset to blame for reception woes

Controversy about the iPhone 3G's unpredictable reception continues, with a discrete denial from Infineon, the latest party to be fingered for blame making.  A recent analyst's report suggested that Infineon - who supply the 3G chipsets for the iPhone - had released hardware with "an immature chipset and radio protocol stack".  However Infineon spokesman Guenther Gaugler is quoted in Business Week today as claiming "our 3G chips are, for example, used in Samsung handsets and we are not aware of such problems there."

iPhone 3G reception issues update

iPhone 3G reception issues update

While the iPhone 3G scores highly on usability and general lust-factor, there have been numerous cases where users have reported less than stellar signal and general reception problems.  We spoke to an AT&T spokesperson this morning, who told us the following:

"Customer experience on iPhone 3G or any device can vary based on a number of factors including proximity to the cell site, buildings, trees, terrain, and the number of people on the network at a given time.  We and Apple are working continuously to ensure people have a great experience on the iPhone, and we urge our customers to synch iPhone 3G to iTunes frequently to ensure they have the latest software updates" AT&T representative

HTC to launch “hero product” in October to offset One M9

HTC to launch “hero product” in October to offset One M9

HTC just recently changed CEOs, surprisingly right after it announced what should have been its 2015 flagship. And one of the first big acts of new chief exec Cher Wang was to bow at a shareholders' meeting in order to apologize for the company's rather dismal performance. She admits that HTC has let people down, particularly its investors, but that shouldn't be the end of the story. Among the changes that must be made, which includes marketing and product strategies, HTC will be launching a new "hero product" in October to balance the failure of the One M9.

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Here’s why Rite Aid, CVS don’t accept Apple Pay

Here’s why Rite Aid, CVS don’t accept Apple Pay

This week, and really since inception, Apple Pay has had a lot of attention. The recent chatter surrounds Apple Pay problems, where some retailers are sidestepping the service due to their allegiance elsewhere. The problems are significant, but not insurmountable. Now Apple is responding, and a hashtag (#PayItSafe) has been created to unify fronts. Though Apple Pay isn’t new to mobile payments, they did rally the most of banners in a unified direction. Here’s why their opposition is significant, and might actually be a problem.

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Digital assistant Sherpa looks to take on Apple’s Siri

Digital assistant Sherpa looks to take on Apple’s Siri

A new digital assistant has arrived in town, and she's looking to steal Siri's job. Her new name is Sherpa and she just arrived to North America today. Right now, she's only offering her services to Android users, but eventually, she'll be aiding Apple's iPhone users as well. You will be able to use her on both your phone and your tablet. After testing out her services, she's actually much more useful than I expected.

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A Motorola StarTAC saved me

A Motorola StarTAC saved me

A StarTAC saved my life. Well, not really. I wasn't accidentally transported to the World War II trenches, and saved from a bullet to the heart by an artfully placed Motorola in my jacket pocket. But the StarTAC - a phone dating back to 1996, and in fact the very first cellphone I owned - gave me a very necessary wake-up call: it showed me just how lucky we are with today's smartphones, with a serving of delicious nostalgia on the side.

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Analyst Rob Enderle’s HP Apple CEO article deconstructed

Analyst Rob Enderle’s HP Apple CEO article deconstructed

While it's not our job to fight stupid on the internet, in this case, SlashGear felt the need to step in. Rob Enderle is presently a columnist for TechNewsWorld and owns Enderle Group, a tech consultancy for personal gadgets and trends. This week he wrote an article entitled "Meg Whitman vs. Tim Cook by the Numbers" which we'll be dissecting here piece by piece.

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New iPad owners complain WiFi too slow and LTE too fast

New iPad owners complain WiFi too slow and LTE too fast

Apple can't seem to catch a break among new iPad owners, with heat complaints being joined by feedback that the WiFi is too slow (or indeed non-existent) while the 4G is too fast. Several early-adopters have taken to Apple's support communities to voice concerns about the range of the tablet's WiFi, suggesting that it is underwhelming in comparison to where the first- and second-gen iPads could receive a signal. Meanwhile, others are discovering that an HD-capable display and fast throughput of LTE means a couple of gigabytes of 4G data allowance is easily consumed.

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HTC: There’s no Sensation “death grip” issue

HTC: There’s no Sensation “death grip” issue

We weren't the only ones feeling a whole lot of love for the HTC Sensation - and its T-Mobile Sensation 4G cousin - but a report earlier this week suggesting the smartphone suffered "death grip" style signal issues threatened to sour the phone's flagship reputation. We've been chasing HTC for an official statement, and the company has just come through: perhaps unsurprisingly, the official line on whether the Sensation suffers from an antenna issue is "No."

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SlashGear Morning Wrap Up – April 25th 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap Up – April 25th 2011

In the news this morning: soon you will be able to get a white iPhone 4 that also "will not track you", and Google's mind control claims an unfortunate victim. Also, a superfast gaming notebook from ORIGIN, a crazy thin Thinkpad, and an update for the Nook Color. And a cell tower you can pack away in your suitcase.

We also have lots of tablet news: Acer, Lenovo and Dell are planning new slates. And in the Android world, the G2X will soon get a serving of Gingerbread, Skype has solved problems with its Android app, and Amazon will give you $$ for Android apps. We are also keeping an eye on the PlayStation Network, which is still down after an "external intrusion". Read on for more.

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